Election Day

Election Day in Kent

Marci and I have developed an Election Day ritual. We walk together from our house to our precinct’s polling place at the Kent Free Library.

Election Day in Kent

Then, after filling out and submitting our ballots, we walk a little bit further to Bent Tree Coffee Roasters. Our “Oh(I)o Voted” stickers get us each a free 12-ounce cup of brewed coffee (or $2 off an espresso drink). We also regularly run into friends whenever we step into Bent Tree.

Election Day in Kent

And then, after chatting with friends and starting to sip our cups of coffee, we walk to complete a loop from our house, to the polling location, to Bent Tree, and back to our house again.

Election Day in Kent

It’s become a beloved tradition for Marci and me. We’re fairly uncomfortable with any notions of American exceptionalism or nationalism, but we’re also pretty civic-minded and proud to be a part of the democratic process in our local, county, state, and national elections.

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